With unique visual guides and models, and Lester Faigley’s clear, accessible explanations, The Brief Penguin Handbook has established itself as the best-selling handbook to enter the market in eighteen years. This all-in-one handbook features excellent coverage of writing for different purposes, design and presentation, research and documentation, grammar and style, and writing for ESL students making it the ultimate resource for students.
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Lester Faigley currently holds the Robert Adger Law and Thos. H. Law Professorship in Humanities at the University of Texas, Austin. From 1993-2001 he served as the founding Director of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing and from 1998-2000 as the founding Director the concentration in Science, Technology, and Society. He also served at the Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center from 2002-2006.
Roger Graves is an associate professor and Director of Writing and Technical and Professional Communication at the University of Western Ontario. He has researched and written about the teaching of writing in Canadian universities since 1990, including Writing Instruction in Canadian University (Inkshed Publications, 1994) and co-editing Writing Centres, Writing Seminars, Writing Culture: Writing Instruction in Anglo-Canadian Universities (Inkshed Publications, 2006). Currently, he is co-editor of Inkshed: Newsletter of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning.
Heather Graves published Rhetoric in (to) Science: Style as Invention in Inquiry (Hampton Press) in 2005 and co-edited Writing Centres, Writing Seminars, Writing Culture: Writing Instruction in Anglo-Canadian Universities (Inkshed Publications) in 2006. From 1993 to 2005 she was Assistant Professor at Illinois State University in Normal, IL and then Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago. Currently, she is co-editor of Inkshed: Newsletter of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning.Review:
“The Brief Penguin Handbook is a concise, yet comprehensive, accessible, and engaging complementary learning/teaching tool for any post-secondary writing course.”
--Kent Walker, Brock University
“This [If English Is Not Your First Language] is an excellent section—I think it is extremely helpful (possibly even comforting) for ESL students to have ready access to this support within the same context as their first language peers.”
--Wendy Morgan, Sir Sandford Fleming
“A comprehensive, contextual tool for providing students with the necessary information to transform their writing and research skills into venues for effective communication.”
“This handbook isolates and addresses key writing problems in a very clear and effective way. It addresses writing in a range of disciplines. It offers a concise and useable guide to citation styles.”
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